Midas, one of Shropshire’s leading Charolais herd’s is expected to attract demand from breeders traveling from throughout the UK when it comes under the hammer in Welshpool on Thursday 5 November. The dispersal will add to over 70 bulls also for sale that day.
The Midas herd which comprises 25 cattle owned and bred by father and son team, Roger and Drew Coppinger, of Edstaston, Shropshire will feature strong maternal lines including dams of the 10,500gns Midas Furious TI +45, SRI +49, and the 6,000gns Midas Geronimo TI +45, SRI +45.
Drew explained: “Our policy has always been to offer some of our best females for sale and over the last few years we have been very ruthless; all of the cattle we are selling we would keep to breed from ourselves in a different situation. There will be a few cows and calves and a good selection of maiden heifers – everything is on the market.”
The Coppingers have bred Charolais cattle for over 20 years and have had great success in both the sale and showring. Drew said: “We have always favoured Charolais cattle for their sheer power and size with our biggest achievement being winning the senior championship in Perth in 1996. We have also been lucky enough to win the Carlisle Christmas cracker female championship twice, as well as first prizes at the Royal Welsh and many breed championships locally.”
He continued: “We have always used Welshpool market for our bulls as we have a good following there and we have had plenty of repeat buyers in the past from commercial suckler men looking for bulls to add the weight for age advantage to their cattle.”